Increase Blake of Boston, his ancestors and descendants: with a full account of William Blake of Dorchester and his five children

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Press of D. Clapp & son, 1898 - 147 pages
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Page 56 - mid the cheerless hours of night A mother wandered with her child — As through the drifted snow she pressed, The babe was sleeping on her breast. And colder still the winds did blow, And darker hours of night came on, And deeper grew the drifts of snow — Her limbs were chilled, her strength was gone, "O God!" she cried in accents wild, " If I must perish, save my child...
Page 56 - If I must perish, save my child ! " JOE. She stripp'd her mantle from her breast, And bared her bosom to the storm, And round the child she wrapp'd the vest, And smiled to think her babe was warm. With one cold kiss one tear she shed, And sunk upon a snowy bed. At dawn a traveller passed by, And saw her 'neath a snowy veil ; The frost of death was in her eye, Her cheek was cold, and hard, and pale,He moved the robe from off the child, The babe look'd up and sweetly smiled.
Page iv - Eyes, to Make what Discoveries I could therein. . . I stand ready with a pencel in one hand, and a Spunge in the other, to add, alter, insert, expunge, enlarge, and delete, according to better information. And if these my pains shall be found worthy to passe a second Impression, my faults I will confess with shame, and amend with thankfulnesse, to such as will contribute clearer Intelligence unto me.
Page 17 - Capen and William Sumner are appointed by the Selectmen, to gett the burying place well and sufficiently to be fenced in, and are to demand of John Blake 20 shillings, giuen by his father in his last will and Testament to that end and vse.
Page 14 - Blake shall have sixteene polls in bredth for his home lott and all the marish in breadth abuttinge at the end of it to the next high land and three acre more in some other place.
Page 13 - It is believed that he came to America in the fall of 1635 or early in 1636 and remained at Dorchester or Roxbury, making the acquaintance there of William Pynchon and others who were considering a plan of settlement in the Connecticut valley. At any rate he was with Pynchon and his associates on May 14...
Page 17 - This year Died Mr. William Blake, who had been Clerk of ye Writs for ye County of Suffolk, &. Recorder for ye Town near 8 years. He was also Clerk of ye Training-band. He Died ye 25th of ye 8th mo. 1663, in ye 69th Year of his Age.
Page 13 - Conecticot doe mutually agree to certayne articles and orders to be observed and kept by us and by our successors, except wee and every of us, for ourselves and in oure persons, shall think meet uppon better reasons to alter our present resolutions.
Page 56 - neath a snowy 'veil ; The 'frost of death was in her eye, Her cheek was cold, and hard, and pale : He moved the 'robe from off the child — The babe looked up and sweetly smiled ! SEBA SMITH.

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